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Away // travel brand & luggage
New York City    Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2022
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Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products & content that inspire people to get away more. In support of our mission, we are seeking a Commercial Counsel to join our Legal team. 

Want to help us transform the travel experience? The ideal candidate will have experience independently providing day-to-day legal support to significant areas of a quickly growing business, such as logistics & fulfillment initiatives, digital & offline advertising & media initiatives, the development, manufacture & sale of new product types, & retail expansion. You will report to the General Counsel & this position will be based in Soho, New York City. 

As a company that values diversity, equity, & inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds & experiences to apply for this opportunity. Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, anti-racism training, & bias prevention initiatives, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

What youll do:

  • Be a legal advisor to teams at Away, including the Brand Marketing, Operations, Logistics & Fulfillment, Systems & Technology & Retail teams.
  • Provide practical legal advice supporting business functions in the US & internationally, with an emphasis on business operations & commercial transactions.
  • Draft, review, & negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including SaaS agreements, services agreements with a wide range of suppliers & service providers, confidentiality agreements, data privacy agreements, releases & consulting agreements.
  • Support our Brand Marketing team on consumer-facing projects & initiatives, including social media influencer agreements, production agreements, & product placement agreements.
  • Develop & maintain expert current knowledge on new developments & legal guidance relevant to our business.
  • Develop & operationalize policies, training, templates & workflows to allow business teams to move quickly while addressing key risks in substantive areas.
  • Collaborate in the continuing development of Aways commercial contracts workflows to develop a scalable, business-centric approach to commercial agreements
  • Create, update & manage legal policies, processes & resources for the company as a whole.
  • Counsel & educate teams on contract terms, negotiation best practices, commercial implications & legal risks.
  • Support data privacy & other compliance initiatives, including keeping up to date on new & changing laws & working to implement & improve data minimization efforts.
  • Participate in & assist with the management of our pro bono legal services program.

Who you are:

  • You have minimum 4 years of directly relevant experience
  • You have experience from both a top law firm & in-house at a consumer brand advising on commercial, operations & technology issues
  • You have significant experience with independently drafting & negotiating contracts to completion & tackling legal issues through a business lens.
  • You effectively provide practical advice to non-legal team members on a variety of legal & business issues, preferably in a start-up environment.
  • You thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, independently setting priorities & driving results.
  • You have the desire & capacity to learn & teach.
  • You have strong business acumen, excellent legal & practical judgment, & strong problem-solving skills.
  • You focus on results with a high sense of urgency & demonstrated time management skills.
  • Team player with a "no task is too small" attitude.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced & ever-changing environment.
  • Passionate about transforming travel (but thats a given!).
  • You can show proof of COVID-19 vaccination & adherence to HQ COVID office policies that verifies vaccination status within 30 days of hire

Youll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. Youll have generous PTO to explore new places & access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. 
  • Were not just employees. Were people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, & dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, generous & inclusive parental leave, & a kitchen stocked with organic snacks & coffee.
  • Well invest in your career. Our companys growing quickly, & well give you the opportunity to do the same. Youll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the companys evolving needs.
  • Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, & more, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table, & believe that fair & equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more! You can bring your dog to work. We organize ways to give back to our local communities.
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